The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium is composed of more than 30 world-class marine scientists and technical specialists who have devoted their careers to improving ocean health through leveraging applied research and data-driven conservation efforts. Learn more about them and their research.


Vice President

John Mandelman, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Scientist

Senior Scientists and Program Directors

Moira Brown, Ph.D., Scientist Emeritus
Elizabeth Burgess, Ph.D., Chair, Marine Stress and Ocean Health (MSOH)
Salvatore Cerchio, Ph.D., Anderson Cabot Center Visiting Scientist
Peter Corkeron, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Chair, Kraus Marine Mammal Conservation Program
Kara Dodge, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Nicolle Fagan, Director, Marketing and Communications
Jeff Kneebone, Ph.D., Associate Scientist I
Amy Knowlton, Senior Scientist
Scott Kraus, Ph.D., Affiliate Scientist
Kelly Kryc, Ph.D., Director, Marine Conservation Policy and Leadership
Charles Innis, VDM, Associated Scientist
Katie McConnell, Director, Operations
Dan Pendleton, Ph.D., Research Scientist I
Jessica V. Redfern, Senior Scientist
Elizabeth Stephenson, Director, Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF)
Nick Whitney, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Chair, Bycatch Solutions

Program and Scientific Staff

Michelle Cho, Project Lead, Wild Fisheries
Katherine Graham, Assistant Scientist
Marianna Hagbloom, Research Assistant
Philip Hamilton, Research Scientist I
Brooke Hodge, Associate Scientist I
Kelsey Howe, Research Assistant
Emily Jones, Associate Scientist I
Marilyn Marx, Assistant Scientist
Orla O’Brien Assistant Scientist
Heather Pettis, Associate Scientist I
Harold “Wes” Pratt, Adjust Scientist
Matt Thompson, Project Lead, Aquaculture
Amy Warren, Research Assistant
Lena Weiss, Fisheries Specialist
Monica Zani, Assistant Scientist

Graduate Students

Connor Capizzano, Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Research Assistant, FSET